It’s been 12 years for the reason that unique showcased the SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race, the characters concerned and the Baja peninsula itself, however the long-awaited sequel to “Mud to Glory” has lastly arrived. We received a sneak peek of “Mud 2 Glory ” on the annual SEMA Present, and it didn’t disappoint. The brand new movie chronicles the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000 and all 4 races within the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship collection. It is paying homage to the unique, with a lot of racer profiles and a first-person documentary really feel. Director and commentator Dana Brown as soon as once more takes you firsthand into the depths of this iconic race scene.
Whereas the movie is totally targeted on the SCORE off-road racing collection, it’s actually all concerning the folks, panorama and adventures that Baja has to supply. The race attracts an especially various group of adventurers there to check themselves towards the difficult panorama that’s Baja — and one another.
On the higher ranges of off-road racing are the mighty Trophy Vans, which are a magnet for wealthy enterprise heads, well-known race automotive drivers and the like, individuals who have the funds and assist to play with the last word massive toys. On the different finish of the spectrum are the Class 11 VW Beetles, run by native households and the frequent racer. Motos, quads and UTV additionally make up the sphere of funds and totally funded top-tier groups. All concerned add a really distinctive taste to this various race scene, and all are profiled within the movie.
“Mud 2 Glory” exhibits all of the highs and lows concerned in desert racing. Watching and listening to a trophy truck dance throughout the desert at over 100 mph into the dawn is one thing to behold. The lows are, for certain, the deaths that happen, like motorcyclists Travis Livingston and Noah Evermann, who died throughout the 2016 Baja 500 race. Racers are an enormous household, and even the winners of the race deeply felt the ache of loss.
The film is a pleasant mixture of helicopter, drone, POV and run-and-gun type cinematography. Whereas a lot of the footage is actually jaw-droppingly stunning, like lots of the starry evening time-lapse photographs, a few of the photographs are additionally uncooked and gritty, just like the POV crash footage. High quality enhancing and storytelling tie every part collectively.
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Gallery: Mud 2 Glory SEMA screening